The Woodcutter's Wife

A Stepmother's Tale

Author: Dolla S. Merrillees

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781920831462

Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 157

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Stepmothers are atrocious. Dolla Merrillees knew from storybooks. But meeting her husband-to-be she finds that true love is not just two people in harmony. She has to like his little boy; and fend off an ex-mother with a heroin habit. Our author is just a flawed human. Will she be squashed into the storybook mould? Or will she prove that a step-family can be a real family? Honest, disturbing, witty, heartwarming, beautifully designed.

The Woodcutter's Wife

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544932170

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 494

View: 9497


Set against the backdrop of the Civil War comes a tale of love lost and found... Mary Thomson is no ordinary woman. She works alongside her husband William cutting firewood to sell in the city, earning herself the nickname "The Woodcutter's Wife." She kills a bear with her bare hands. And she prefers plowing a field to cooking a meal. The one thing she cannot seem to handle is the melancholy that has enveloped her. Mary lost four children before they were a year old, and the doctor says she will no longer be able to conceive. Mary's world flies apart when William disappears, leaving her with the arduous task of tending their farm by herself. Using her fierce independent spirit to cope as the war rages around her, she finds help in the form of a freed slave. But after fate throws her another dramatic curve, Mary is forced to make the most difficult choice of her life. David Johnson, author of the bestselling Tucker Series, has written another of his signature "Books with Heart" that will sweep you into its whirlwind of emotion and leave you sad to see the story end.

The Woodcutter and his Family

Author: Frank McGuinness

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 1847179894

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 8374


My son betrayed me. It is a family tradition. Didn’t I do the same to my father? The World War intensifies in Europe. In Zurich a writer breathes his last imagining his life till now from his childhood in Dublin. The voices of his family circling him – wife, son, daughter – carry him to his end as he hears each separate chapter chronicling the power of their passion for their famous father, their love, their hate, their need, their sorrows and joys, their strangeness. And James Joyce has saved for them one last story to delight and defy them: The Woodcutter And His Children ...

The Magic Pebble

The Woodcutter and His Wife

Author: Maisie Smikle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987529029


Page: 34

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Grumpley, Jagga and Putta thought they could escape with the woodcutter's treasure. But, they were in for the surprise of their lives!

The Woodcutter

A Novel

Author: Reginald Hill

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062060848

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1346


"Thefertility of Hill's imagination, the range of his power, the sheer quality ofhis literary style never ceases to delight." —Val McDermid,author of Fever of the Bone In a stand-alone psychological thrillerfrom acclaimed mystery master Reginald Hill, a mysterious ex-con returns to hisremote childhood home on a deadly hunt for revenge. Combining the chillingatmospheres of Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs, the narrativeingenuity of P.D. James’s The Private Patient, and the compellingcharacterizations of Hill’s own Dalziel and Pascoeseries, Hill delivers a frightful, fast-paced study of suspense at its mostsinister in The Woodcutter.

The Art of the Turkish Tale

Author: Barbara K. Walker,Helen Siegl

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896722286

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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In casting them into English, Walker has paid particular attention to capturing the flavor and excitement of the Turkish telling, while not infringing "on the narrator's right to have the tale recreated as he had told it." …The Beauty, power, and appeal of the present volume for the general reading public, however, depends largely upon Barbara Walker's own consummate skill as a teller and re-teller of tales and her commitment to conveying as much of the Turkish performance context as possible. …In a gesture which is perhaps symptomatic of the reasons for this volume's success, [Barbara Walker] recognizes in the Acknowledgments section each and every tale-teller by name—all forty of them, ranging in age from nine to ninety and coming from the many different walks of life, both urban and rural, to be found in twenty out of Turkey's seventy-four provinces from Mugla to Kars and from Istanbul to Diyarbakir. In presenting the works of "all these generous bearers of tradition" to an English-speaking audience, [she] has achieved her aim of opening a small window on the art of the Turkish tale in a volume which stands as a tribute to the art of book making as well. Sarah Moment Atis, Chair, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison President, Turkish Studies Association This will stand as a fine, quintessential contribution…. One hears the whispers of the original voices in these versions, all of which are… artful, recast in colloquial rhythms, and couched in a style that conveys the substance, the shape, the spirit, and the sumptuousness or the simplicity of the tale. Talat Sait Halman, Turkey's former Minister of Culture, then Ambassador for Cultural Affairs; now Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, New York University

The Woodcutter

Author: Kate Danley

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781612185408

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin s hellhounds has escaped, a pixie dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is a malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Fae unless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood."

The Brown Fairy Book

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605201413

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2463


The ninth book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books series, The Brown Fairy Book, published in 1904, contains myths and fairy tales from around the world. The tales-many from Native American and South American sources, others from Australia, Iceland, and India-include: . "The Ball-Carrier and the Bad One" . "The Wicked Wolverine" . "How the Little Brother Set Free His Big Brothers" . "The Lion and the Cat" . "The Story of Yara" . "The Bunyip" . "Asmund and Signy" . "The Story of Wali Dad the Simple-Hearted" Scottish journalist and author ANDREW LANG (1844-1912), a friend of Robert Louis Stevenson, produced a stunning variety and number of volumes, including books of poetry, novels, children's books, histories, and biographies, as well as criticism, essays, scholarly works of anthropology, and translations of classical literature.

Magic Pot

Author: Pleasant DeSpain

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874838275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9006


When a woodcutter finds a pot that magically duplicates anything that is placed inside it, he and his wife are delighted until the wife accidentally falls in.

The Lion and the Woodcutter

Fun Time Jungle Stories

Author: Anita Gupta

Publisher: Mind Melodies

ISBN: 9350181886


Page: 20

View: 6556


Jungle stories always fascinate the tiny tots. They not only offer the children wholesome entertainment, but also broaden their knowledge about nature and jungle life. Keeping this in mind, mind melodies has come out with a set of eight story books on jungle life. To make them more attractive, the stories are enriched with beautiful illustrations.

The Woodcutter King

Author: Aerick Graham

Publisher: Inkskald Press

ISBN: 9780998280202


Page: N.A

View: 2922


The whilom Wardens of Wudelic woods are watchers and sentinels of the wild. Their roots run deep like the oaks and elders. Proud as towering pines. Their history is as an old language etched into ruins, they are now known as the Woodcutters. Eerie for their Ghost-lights, glowing orbs that sit on their brow, folks are not sure what to make of them. The patriarch, Alaric, is a descendant of the first Warden, having the ear of the woodland goddess, Lhodyn. She is the embodiment of all that is wild - capricious at best, vindictive at worse. War descends over Alaric's village as borderland marauders murder and enslave all. In reaction, Lhodyn seizes the village children and hides them within her woodland realm. Alaric is now faced with a hard choice, to remain and endure certain brutality while he searches for the young ones or flee with the remainder of his family, their best chance for survival. THE WOODCUTTER KING is a fusion of narrative styles, blending literary sensibilities with fantasy aesthetics. The heart of the story is about a father and son and their experiences after a family tragedy. But in true epic fantasy form, there is more at play than their personal struggles. Something mysterious lays hidden in the Wudelic Woods, just as they are beginning to discover.


Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833550

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2643


Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by a composer and his society wife—a couple he once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, a distinguished actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the writer, who narrates a silent but frenzied tirade against these former friends, most of whom have been brought together by Joana, a woman they buried earlier that day. Reflections on Joana’s life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing an explosive end to the evening that even the writer could not have seen coming.

Fable and Lore

A Collection of Mythology

Author: Peg Newell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595147682

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3398


The English Nine Enrichment Program at Pine Grove Junior High School in East Syracuse, New York, consists of 60 students who are 14-15 years of age. Fable and Lore: A Collection of Mythology came into being during a six week mythology unit which emphasized classical literature, formal and creative writing. This anthology is not entirely based on classical mythology, as it includes several modern explanations for natural phenomena.

The Cripple

Author: H.C. Andersen

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2897287497

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 25

View: 5708


The book includes famous fairy tale The Cripple by Hans Christian Andersen fully illustrated all-color (12 color illustrations) by Maria Tsaneva and adapted in corresponding English-German paragraphs. The book is an excellent way to read Paragraph by Paragraph Translation along your kids. Your little one can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding German paragraph. The paragraphs are not long, so there is no need to do a lot of back and forth to see the German translation and the English text. The text is relatively simple vocabulary and grammar wise, but not very simple at all, so for beginners this should be a great challenge.

SWYK on STAAR Reading Gr. 6, Parent/Teacher Edition

Preparation for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

Author: Show What You Know Publishing

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 078770718X


Page: 82

View: 9468


Correlates with the Student Workbook; Reviews the assessed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Reading; Provides correct answers and analyses for the Assessments; Correlation charts and skills charts help educators track students’ strengths and weaknesses with STAAR. Includes Practice Tutorial CD for use on screen or IWB.

Storybook Mazes

Author: Dave Phillips

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486236285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2220


Show Prince Charming where Sleeping Beauty lies; lead Jason and the brave Argonauts to the magical golden fleece; search for the Mad Hatter with Alice in Wonderland; and more. Twenty-three stories and mazes.